We advise clients on all aspects of law and strategy in private and public sector procurement. In changing times, with many developments in procurement law and practice, we can support and ensure you make the correct strategic choices.
Key areas include:
- Early market engagement, to inform procurement strategy
- Procedural advice, including implications of EU and other legal systems
- Considering and working within selection and evaluation criteria
- Participating in or managing an effective clarification process
- Analysing risk and relating risks to contract terms, through drafting/review
- Compliance & financial close
- Public procurement challenges
“In my experience, the Clarkslegal construction team are extremely professional, knowledgeable and friendly.”
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- 13 June 2022
Can a pay less notice apply to two applications?
The consequences of failing to serve a valid pay less notice can be severe. In the recent case Advance JV v Enisca, this led to the contractor being liable to pay its subcontractor £2.7 million more than it considered was the proper entitlement.
- 10 May 2022
Building Safety Act receives Royal Assent
The long-anticipated Building Safety Act (BSA) has completed its passage through Parliament and received Royal Assent. The BSA, which is the culmination of reforms following the Grenfell fire tragedy, has both been described as ‘the biggest changes to building safety legislation’ and having ‘changed beyond all recognition’ from the Building Safety Bill first introduced.
- 02 March 2022
Claims for payment – when is it too late?
One of the first things you learn as a law student is that the standard limitation period for claims in contract is six years in the UK. But when do the six years start running?
- 11 June 2021
Agree terms before starting construction work
With time pressures on project delivery, getting the contract agreed before works start is a recurring issue in the construction industry. In the recent case of Balfour Beatty Regional Construction Limited v Van Elle Ltd EWHC 794, the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) held that works carried out by a sub-contractor before a sub-contract was executed were still subject to the terms of that sub-contract.
- 07 April 2021
Does a construction contract require a final account mechanism?
The recent case of JSM Construction Limited v Western Power Distribution (West Midlands) plc considers whether construction contracts require a final account mechanism.
“The construction team at Clarkslegal support us with all aspects of construction. They provide a seamless service to us and our clients with superb teamwork. They are diligent and thorough in their work, and are very commercial and friendly in their advice and dealings with us and our clients.”
Dinesh Raja, Managing Partner – Bowling & Co
“I have worked with Stephen James on a number of issues and have always found him to be helpful, knowledgeable and proactive in reaching a satisfactory conclusion. He tends to grasp the details of a claim quickly and insightfully.”